Great Lakes Calendar

The Great Lakes Calendar features events from around the region that may be of interest to Great Lakes stakeholders, with a focus on professional conferences and events relevant to research, science, policy, and education. If you have an event you would like to publicize, please submit it below!

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March 2018

Webinar – Beneficial Use of Dredged Material: Can Soil Save Peoria Lake?

March 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Manufacturing custom soil blends from dredged sand in private-public partnerships has been demonstrated in St. Paul Minnesota where the MN Department of Transportation requires specified drainage and growth characteristics for roadside topsoil. The technology is transferable to other regions if the feedstock materials, manufacturers, and customers can be identified and matched in a local market. Successful soil markets can extend the life of Corps CDFs, create economic opportunity, and improve watershed hydrology and water quality with improved stormwater management.

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2018 AquaHacking Challenge Launch Event

March 21
Toronto, ON

Got tech & innovative ideas that could protect our water? Sign up now for the 2018 AquaHacking Challenge Launch event! Each year, over several months, the AquaHacking Challenge engages with rising gen hackers, engineers and marketers from various universities to create multi-disciplinary teams and develop clean-tech engineering, web and mobile solutions to water issues affecting the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Basin. On March 21, this year's challenges, experts, and more will be revealed.

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May 2018

Great Lakes Fishery Commission Annual Meeting

May 9 - May 10
Toronto, ON

The Great Lakes Fishery Commission Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for the public to learn about and discuss developments in the Great Lakes fishery. Commissioners and the U.S. and Canadian Committees of Advisors will also hold meetings at this event.

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Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame

May 9
Grand Rapids, MI

The Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame awards are sponsored by the Muskegon Environmental Research & Education Society. The award ceremony takes place May 9, 2018. Nominations may be submitted by the public.

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5th National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium

May 14 - May 17
Grand Rapids, MI

From public fishing docks to bustling industrial piers, waterfront infrastructure sustains economic and recreational activity in waterfront communities around the country. The 2018 National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium will bring together representatives from businesses, non-profits, universities, all levels of government, and more to share resources and best practices to help waterfront communities thrive.

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2018 Areas of Concern Annual Meeting

May 16 - May 17
Sheboygan, WI

The United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources requests that you save the date for the 2018 Areas of Concern Annual meeting on Wednesday and Thursday, May 16-17, 2018 at the Blue Harbor Hotel and Conference Center, Sheboygan, WI.

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June 2018

Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Annual Meeting and Conference

June 13 - June 15
Ajax, Ontario

The Cities Initiative's Annual Meeting and Conference brings together stakeholders (municipal, federal, state, provincial, tribal/First Nations/Metis, NGOs, private, academic) from the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence region to share best practices, discuss shared issues and move forward the protection and restoration of the resource.

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2018 International Charr Symposium

June 18 - June 21
Duluth, MN

This 9th International Charr Symposium will gather scientists with an interest in charr biology from the whole distribution of the genus, and will disseminate the latest research findings within a broad range of topics. The symposium will also provide a unique forum for networking and developing research collaborations.

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IAGLR’s 61st Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research

June 18 - June 22
Toronto, ON

Fellow researchers from around the world will gather in Scarborough, on the green edge of Toronto, for IAGLR's 61st annual Conference on Great Lakes Research. A great program is in store with four days of scientific sessions and speakers focusing on our theme Great Science for Tomorrow's Solutions.

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October 2018

2018 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting

October 2 - October 3
The Conrad Hotel – Indianapolis, 50 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
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The 2018 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting will be held Oct. 2-3, 2018, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our meetings offer an opportunity for Great Lakes stakeholders to convene with colleagues and share perspectives on important Great Lakes issues.

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